Give yourself the gift of time.
Experience one of our unique yoga packages.
Yoga mini retreat
5 days, 4 nights, 3 days of Yoga and Riding
When you feel the need for a quick escape from the demands of a busy schedule our yoga weekend is just the place to slow life down. Every equestrian has felt the rejuvenating powers of being horseback in nature. We want to combined that healing with the grounding of yoga. Reconnect to your center with Aroma Therapy Hatha or enliven your evening with Vino and Vinyasa. With two yoga sessions daily and a creative list of classes to choose from we can build just the restorative weekend you are looking for.
8 days, 7 nights, 5 days of Yoga and Riding, 1 day in Santa Fe
7 days, 6 nights, 4 days of Yoga and riding, 1 day in Santa Fe
When you truly need to immerse yourself in the restorative powers of equine and yoga, this retreat balances your mind, nourish your body and lighten your soul. Each yoga session is hand crafted by our co-owner, Justyn Vogel, to suit your experience and needs. Our trail guides select each ride with your riding style and level in mind. In addition to your two yoga sessions per day we also offer an introductory into Equi-Yoga. Essentially this week is about you and what you need to find peace and balance.
Horses have carried us through history and have been our partners along the way. It's only natural that they accompany us in our journey of self discovery. Equi-Yoga borrows asanas (poses) and breathing techniques from yoga and translates them into the saddle. You begin this program on the mat creating a foundation of breath and learning the asanas. As you move to the saddle our horses stand patiently, often breathing and stretching with you, as you begin to find a flow. When you are ready to advance, the horse walks out on a lounge line as you match your rhythm with the animal. This unique technique highlights many trouble areas, such as the neck, shoulders, arms, seat, and legs. It brings awareness to your balance and strength, essentially because your mat is moving to its own pace. By adding the equine element to yoga the equestrian will learn to adjust to new situations with breath and supplenss, reevaluate the body cues to keep clear communication, and build a deeper connection to your horse. This discovery can be utilized to enhance your riding and your yoga practice. "It helps you explore your body from the inside out, " explains Marty Whittle, founder of Equi-Yoga.
Meet our Yoga instructors
Nicole started her journey with Yoga living in Costa Rica. After returning to the states she pursued her YogaFit certification to teach at the University of North Texas were she received her Bachelors Degree from the College of Public Affairs and Community Service majoring in Applied Arts and Sciences and minoring in Leadership of Community and Nonprofit Organizations. She then returned home to New Mexico and has since taught at the Santa Fe Community Yoga Center and at Grassroots Yoga. When she moved back to New Mexico she began to reconnect with lost passions, one of which was horses. She then started volunteering at Walkin-N-Cirlces horse rescue and re-established her love for horses. Since then Nicole has started to fuse her two passions of yoga and horses together. offering Yoga to the Equine world. She's received her Equine Positional Release level 2 certificate and will also gain her Equi- Yoga certification in 2015. Equi-Yoga combines the benefits of yoga, breath and movement on the horse. It's is designed to help stretch , strengthen and create body awareness for the rider. Nicole is also an approved Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and is currently in the Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hour Program and will graduate in December of 2015. Nicole is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. She is excited and enthusiastic to offer Equine Yoga and all aspects of yoga to you and your needs.
Here at Enchantment Equitreks we are blessed to be working with such a passionate woman. We love that she focuses on function of the asana over the form and takes the time to custom build each class for her students. Her love for horses and her dedication to her yoga practice makes her an asset to our yoga programs.
As co-owner and outfitter of Enchantment Equitreks, Justyn recgonizes that there is a common healing quality found in both yoga and trail riding. After working with Nicole to to build the Yoga program at Enchantment Equitreks, Justyn was inspired to further her own training and persue a 200 hour teacher training at Grassroots Yoga. With Nicole as a mentor in EquiYoga, Justyn now leads classes focused on rider release and body awareness. Following in the same function over form style of teaching, her classes can encompass those new to yoga and practicing yogis. She will take you from mat, to saddle, to trail with sessions designed to create awareness of the asana and horsmanship connection.